In this piece, I was inspired to combine folk art and realistic art. I love how the two dimensions complement each other. The title "Dios Bendiga Este Hogar" written on the folk art souvenir means "God Bless This Home." This piece is on Arches oil painting paper, and is ready to be framed for display.

- Jose H. Alvarenga

God Bless this Home

Oil painting on paper

Signed on front

12" h x 9" w 
0 lbs. 4 oz.



Jose H. Alvarenga
Inglewood, California

Getting to Know Jose H.

Jose’s soft still life paintings are like visual puns. He creates relationships between objects that evoke both amusement and contemplation in the viewer. By devising a clever dialogue between objects, Jose turns a still life into a story. Jose utilizes a classical realist style with a gentle nod to surrealism through his unique subject selections. He is inspired by everyday objects, particularly those with a quality of nostalgia, memory, or humor. Jose paints out of his Los Angeles area apartment, where he also enjoys playing the keyboard and reading art books.